[rescue] OT: Should I Cisco Cert?

Nadine Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Tue Feb 3 10:47:55 CST 2004

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:44:25PM -0500, Samuel Kopel wrote:
>>Having certs can definitly help get you in the door. I know people who are
>>less skilled than me but have certs to prove they know their stuff and are
>>doing better looking for work than I am. One of my coworkers is a book
>>MCSE and I had to show her how to cut and paste her first week of work,
>>but she had already gotten the job based on her certs.
> Yeah, but the question is, do you really want to work for a company
> that clueless?
> I have worked with guys from York Technical Institute - they were
> hired at a company I did some work for.  That company was completely
> without any IT understanding.

You obviously have a job.

If it comes down to working with idiots or not having a job,
at this point, I'll take the former.

Which isn't to say that I wouldn't keep looking, but just
that eating and a roof is better than the alternative.


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